“Remember, kids, the Quail Call is not a toy!”
– Quailman (Doug)
Once upon a time, Margot began working in the university library in the Children/Young Adult Literature section. I take some credit for helping her get this job as one of the questions they asked her was, “What books are you currently reading?” She responded with a book I’d lent her, entitled “I, Lucifer” (click for Amazon link). Which, as you may have guessed, is not a children’s book, but absolutely fantastic. But apparently she was the only person who didn’t say something like, “The Berenstain Bears,” “The Magic Schoolbus,” or “The Three Little Kittens,” and she got the job because of individuality (not to mention brilliance. She’s annoying like that).
And I’m so glad she did because that meant she could share this gem (which pops up on library computers when an error occurs) with us!
I personally think we should set this up on all campus servers (particularly the parking system and its annoying offspring computer problems). Wouldn’t seeing this make your technical issue so much less aggravating? I think all universities should offer some sort of equivalent, though some mascots should not be used (such, as Pinto pointed out, a duck).
Also, the Fail Quail unintentionally reminds me of my youth:
2 thoughts on “The Fighting Quail”
As I walked to work today, actually ran into a quail in a narrow alley. The poor quail had no real means of escape, surrounded on either side by concrete, and slowly urged forward by me from behind. As a result the quail, who I suppose was also just too lazy to fly, and I had a lovely, surreal stroll all the way to work together.
And there were several running around my lawn this morning.